Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
the confidence of afghan president hamid karzai and his part as on me. the chief of staff. what is your reaction to that? >> guest: it harms the situation. it's a revision in history. president karzai threatened to join the taliban twice while mcchrystal was in charge. threatened to join the taliban. and not only that, president karzai rejected mcchrystal's proposal because of the strategy and you can't really point to anything concrete about what my crystal's relationship gain from karzai. is just kind of oh mcchrystal got along with him. what did he get at? nothing. c-span: the book is called "the operators" in the subtitle is the wild and terrifying inside story of america's war in afghanistan. our guest is michael hastings and we thank you. >> guest: thank you very much. for a dvd copy of this program call 1-877-662-7726. ..
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
-span at 5:30 eastern. president hamid karzai will be at georgetown university talking about relations between afghanistan and the u.s.. c-span will have coverage of that starting at 5:30 eastern. >> you could read the president's. unlike anyone else. he came as close as anyone to gaining admittance into what wrap it sure would called roosevelt's heavily forested interior. unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to press him, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell willkie, who he'd be, within his office and they remained friends. wendell willkie said the president why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. wendell willkie did not like hopkins and roosevelt said you may be in this office some day and you will understand but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >> trusted adviser, friend and confidant to fdr, harry hopkins lived in the roosevelt white house for a 3-1/2 years. david roll on the hopkins touch sunday at 10:00 p.m. eastern on booktv on c-span2. the election assistance commi
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
with former ambassadors and policy leaders on the future of afghanistan. afghan president hamid karzai is in washington for meetings with president obama. >> involved in people in the audience are involved and we followed up on that work continuously over the last several years. this is the latest installment if you will. we all know that we are at an infection point of afghanistan. a lot of important decisions coming. president karzai is here to meet with president obama. that meeting will take place friday. and shake the contours of that meeting. we have ambassador james dobbins, former ambassador of afghanistan among many others, and we have ambassador riaz mohammed khan of among other posts was a foreign minister and also investor in china. we have ambassador said jawad, ambassador of afghanistan to the united states all of whom have been intimately involved with respect to issues regarding afghanistan, regarding the region. we called the event back to the future. some people have spoken to me before about this and what do we really mean by that. we will let that emerge as the disc
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
president hamid karzai met with top obama officials at the white house. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much in thank you for everyone showing up this afternoon. these are very generous, and and i'm honored to be here today at the stimson center, an institution named for an inspired by a man who helped guide the nation through some of the most difficult challenges we've ever faced. in an organization that i remember calling upon for pagan and assistance on many occasions, particularly when i was working for sam nunn, who had the pleasure to work with for 17 years. i remember spending a field office, north of dupont circle, many a day talking to. and make any team of experts on proliferation issues, loose nukes, chemical and biological warfare issues. so it's a great institution and it's an honor to come back here. this only makes it the second time they've been to your new office and it's fantastic. little did i know two months ago, approximately two months ago when and i got together and talked about this, how good stimson was. and it really is today, i re